Posted 3 weeks ago

Senior Manager, Infection Prevention & Control

Company: American Academy of Pediatrics
Category: Healthcare, Management

 Itasca

Type: Full Time

American Academy of Pediatrics seeks a Senior Manager for Infection Prevention and Control. This position oversees operations and staff for assigned American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Pediatric Infection Prevention and Control Training Center activities. Provide clinical insight into related infection prevention and control educational efforts. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage and lead strategic planning efforts for the National Pediatric Infection Prevention and Control Training Center management operations, functions, and programs and constituent groups, including administration, budgeting, planning, monitoring, evaluation, and program development.
  • Oversee translation of Project Firstline curriculum materials into resources for pediatricians and families in various formats from the clinical perspective. Ensure clinical accuracy and consistency of all educational resources developed through the National Pediatric Infection Prevention and Control Training Center, working with member experts as needed.
  • Lead relevant grant and cooperative agreement activities specific to infection prevention and control education and training. Provide infection prevention and control training based on Project Firstline curriculum, including at train-the-trainers events.
  • Interface with members at both the national and chapter level to explore opportunities for improved infection prevention and control in the pediatric health care setting, including areas where additional clinical or infection prevention and control guidance is needed by pediatricians or members of the medical home team.
  • Manage subrecipient relationships, including conducting regular monitoring calls, development of progress reports, and ensuring financial stewardship. Provide technical assistance as needed.
  • Monitor innovations/trends in the delivery of pediatric care and communicate relevant changes to both the project team and Project Firstline organizational partners for consideration.
  • Identify opportunities for team-based approaches in delivery of pediatric care to support implementation of curriculum materials. Collaborate with partners to improve the care of children and families during pandemics and other communicable disease outbreaks.
  • Manage strategic alignment with federal agencies and other organizations that includes assessment of needs, sharing of resources, and identification of appropriate follow up.
  • Oversee the development of an evaluation strategy and process and outcome evaluation protocols for the National Pediatric Infection Prevention and Control Training Center. Analyze opportunities for rapid-cycle program improvement.
  • Represent the AAP at meetings with federal project officers, foundations, and other external partners on infection prevention and control and develop reports for AAP leadership and external partners/funders as requested.
  • Oversee the development, production, publication, and dissemination of materials including newsletters, after-action discussions, evaluation, and promotional materials.
  • Provide pediatricians and other pediatric health professionals with knowledge and tools to apply infection control principles and protocols necessary to protect themselves, their staff, their patients and families, and their community from infectious disease threats.
  • Manage assigned grant budgets and processing of expenditures, and work with the AAP Finance staff to prepare required federal reports. Supervise and mentor assigned staff. Encourage a work environment that promotes inclusion and belonging of all staff. Support ongoing staff development, help set objectives, and evaluate performance, and promote and enhance staff capacity in skills necessary to achieve goals. Ensure staff operate in a fiscally prudent manner, maintain confidentiality, operate with the highest ethical standards, and provide excellent service to members and volunteers.
  • Oversee the work of program consultants and subcontractors, including preparation of licensing agreements/contracts, review of products/materials, and management of expenditures.
  • Manage the development of grant proposals and progress reports for the National Pediatric Infection Prevention and Control Training Center.